Teeth Whitening Service
Discolourations or stains often make people feel unconfident about their smiles. Teeth whitening can restore your confidence and provide you with a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. The Dental Team knows that your smile can be one of your most vital assets, and we want to help you preserve it. Give us a call to talk about teeth whitening today.
Teeth whitening helps reduce stains and discolourations on teeth, and there are many different reasons teeth don’t stay white.
Food and Drinks
Coffee, soda, wines, and even certain fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth.
Many people experience discolouration due to smoking or chewing tobacco, and you may need teeth whitening more frequently if you’re trying to combat the effects of these habits.
Disease and medication
Certain diseases can lead to tooth discolouration, but medications and treatments can also cause stains.
Poor dental hygiene
Not brushing or flossing adequately can allow plaque and other stain-producing substances to build up.
The Dental Team can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile through teeth whitening services. Our offices have a friendly, welcoming vibe, and they use the latest teeth whitening technologies. Contact us to set up an appointment today.
Our Dental in Office Teeth Whitening: What to Expect
Teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is similar to whitening your teeth at home – and professional teeth whitening is fast, potent, and yields impressive results. It uses a strong bleaching solution with heat or light, making teeth three to eight shades brighter. The process can vary slightly, but typically, our dentist work through these steps:
1) Preparing for Teeth Whitening
The dentist starts the process by inserting a lip retractor in your mouth to gain access to your teeth.
2) Protecting Your Gums
The dentist applies a protective gel to your gums and then cures the gel with a high-powered light. This creates a barrier that protects your gums from the whitening process.
3) Smile Whitening
The dentist provided a whitening gel to use at home containing hydrogen peroxide to break apart the stains on your teeth, and during the whitening process, they may apply and rinse off the whitening gel several times.
Teeth Whitening FAQ's
The duration of the teeth whitening process can vary depending on the specific treatment and individual factors. Generally, in-office teeth whitening sessions typically last around 30 to 60 minutes per visit. However, there are also options available for single 2-hour appointments using systems like Zoom. It’s best to consult with your dentist to determine the most suitable treatment plan and get a more accurate estimate of the time required for your specific case.
The results of teeth whitening are not typically permanent. Over time, teeth may gradually start to darken or become stained again due to various factors such as diet, lifestyle habits, and natural aging. However, with proper oral hygiene and maintenance, the whitening effects can be prolonged. It is recommended to avoid or minimize consumption of staining substances like coffee, tea, and tobacco, and to follow good oral hygiene practices to help maintain the brightness of your smile. Periodic touch-up treatments may also be recommended by your dentist to extend the longevity of the whitening results
The frequency of teeth whitening treatments depends on individual factors and personal preferences. Generally, it is recommended to wait at least six months to a year before undergoing another teeth whitening session. This allows the teeth to stabilize and helps maintain oral health. However, it’s important to note that over-whitening can lead to tooth sensitivity and potential damage to the enamel. Consulting with your dentist can provide personalized guidance on the ideal timing and frequency of teeth whitening based on your specific needs and oral health condition.
Teeth whitening is effective in removing many common types of stains, including those caused by certain foods, beverages (like coffee and red wine), and tobacco use. It can also help reduce yellowing and discoloration due to aging. However, teeth whitening may not be as effective in removing stains caused by certain factors such as intrinsic discoloration (deep stains within the tooth) or stains caused by certain medications or dental conditions. In such cases, alternative cosmetic dental procedures like veneers or bonding may be recommended to improve the appearance of the teeth. It’s best to consult with a dentist to determine the most suitable treatment option for your specific type of stains.
Why The Dental Team Is Your Trusted Partner for Teeth Whitening
Patients know they can get the care they need at our one of our dental offices because we have over 35 dentists on staff, including seven dental specialists. Here are a few reasons they come to our offices for teeth whitening:
- 10 convenient neighborhood locations
- Extended evening and Saturday hours
- Emergency dental care appointments
- 28 dentists + 7 specialists
- A welcoming environment with Xboxes, colouring stations, and TVs with headphones
- Patient-focused, friendly dentists
We create a comfortable experience for our patients that includes a warm towel for relaxation after the whitening.
The Dental Team Is Your Go-to for Teeth Whitening
The Dental Team has 10 locations in the GTA, where we can take care of our patients’ needs without the insurance hassle that comes with referring them to other dentists. You can enjoy teeth whitening and get help for all your other dental needs at The Dental Team.
Contact us today to set up an appointment for teeth whitening or to talk about other dental concerns.